New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 45 runs in 1st ODI thanks to Guptill’s 138
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat against Sri Lanka in the first ODI at theBay Oval, Tauranga, today.
New Zealand 371 - 7 (Martin Guptill 138, Kane Williamson 74, Ross Taylor 54, Jimmy Neesham 47*
Sri Lanka 326 (Kusal Perera 102, Niroshan Dickwella 76; Jimmy Neesham 3-38)
Result - New Zealand won by 45 runs
Martin Guptill 138, Kane Williamson 74, Ross Taylor 54 and Jimmy Neesham 47*all batted superbly for New Zealand to see them to a total of 371-7 in their 50 overs. Lasith Malinga(c) , Nuwan Pradeep and Thisara Perera all took 2 wickets apiece for Sri Lanka.
In reply, a fighting century from Kusal Perera 102 was not enough for Sri Lanka who lost by 45 runs. Jimmy Neesham rounded off a great all round performance with 3-38 for New Zealand.
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert(wk), Jimmy Neesham, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Sri Lanka - Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga(c), Nuwan Pradeep
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